The Pixel 3 XL notch might house a wide-angle sensor for selfiesAugust 23, 2018
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaks keep coming, and today, 9to5Google reports additional details on both devices’ camera setups. The report says that both devices’ rumored dual, front-facing cameras will house one wide-angle sensor, so users can take “Super Selfies.” These cameras would also ship with an improved portrait mode. Google seems to be sticking with the single, rear-facing camera.
Every leak we’ve seen so far shows that Google is leaning into the notch trend with one at the top of both devices, and 9to5Google says that the dual-camera system could be used to create a new facial recognition system, but the publication’s source didn’t give much in the way of confirmation. This source also tells 9to5Google that the phones will ship with a new Visual Core chip that’ll allow for additional functionality. But again, there are no details provided.
Wide-angle selfies are nothing new. LG’s G6 phone, among others, allows users to take wide-angle selfies. It’s a nice feature, especially if you’re taking photos with a group. Meanwhile, a Russian tech blog published leaks of the Pixel 3 itself this week, as well as images taken from the Pixel 3 XL’s cameras. They look great, if they’re legitimate. Google’s Pixel phones are known for their incredible photographic capabilities, so there’s no doubt it’ll be a focus of the company’s announcement.